New! Summer Retreat


Summer Retreat

For the first time in over 20 years we are offering a summer retreat. For those who can’t do the fabulous Spring or Fall Retreats, we have moved the Art of Effortless Power to the summer, and built a new consciousness workshop, Conscious Living Workshop (CLW). See below for details, and join us this summer. 

Conscious Living Workshop (CLW)

Life involves interacting with and managing our environment, most of which involves other people. Yet we often find it a challenge to do so effectively. Sometimes we don’t feel heard, or become reactive, and encounter many other kinds of challenges. We get caught up in all sorts of mental, emotional, and sometimes physical difficulties. With such forces acting upon us, we can get derailed from our purpose, or desired purpose, for our lives. In addition, it can be hard to find our centers and remain grounded in and true to the real being that we are

In the Conscious Living Workshop you will take on these complications, understand their root, and go beyond them. You will learn about yourself, look into the hidden or overlooked source of many of your emotions, develop much greater communication skills, and study the nature of relationship. You will also clearly see what obstacles stand in your way of realizing an empowering purpose for your life, and delve into the real you that is already beyond mind and perception and life’s complications. 

Why live with less conscious-awareness when you can have more? Join us for the Conscious Living Workshop coming for the first time this summer. 

Art of Effortless Power (Art 1,2,3)

In this part of the Retreat we devote time to study the Art of Effortless Power. The practice and study of this Art goes beyond learning about skillful interaction and effortless power, it deepens one’s consciousness and awareness of their own body and improves how the body functions. In a new approach to teaching, Ralston also intends to use the Art as a means to reveal limits in the students’ experience and to create new openings for experience outside these limits assisting participants in their personal growth while they develop greater skills and learning about an effortless body-being and effective interaction.

We are offering additional advanced training in the art after the retreat. If you would like to sign up please contact us.

The Retreat Space

This retreat will be held on a private 14 acre property. Breaks should be refreshing and relaxing. The schedule leaves some room for swimming and introspection as you reflect on the work and soak in the experiences of the day.

What’s Included:

The cost of the martial sections includes instruction, room and board, a huge space with good mats. For those with the courage to participate in the consciousness work, the cost includes room and board plus a guided tour of your own consciousness by one of the most riveting and focused teachers you will ever encounter.

The Center

Our center includes a 40×80 foot hall with kitchen, showers, sinks, and toilets. Participants will be housed in the building, or in large tent-cabins, and provided with a huge cot, foam, sleeping bag, pillow and lights. There is also a large swimming pool and hot tub.

Signing Up:

To secure the most inexpensive fee available, a non-refundable deposit is due far in advance. For exact dates and amounts go to registration, and for dates see the Schedule of Events.